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Gladstone's Land, Edinburgh

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  • This tenement house is really interesting with restored rooms and a fantastic painted wood ceiling. Enthusiastic informative room guides. 
  • The house has a very good collection of two different periods in Edinburgh life. The place is very well restored and preserved. The staff are very informative and extremely pleasant. You can tell they...  read more »
  • Can't believe we paid £35 for 5 of us to visit this attraction. With the description on the website our party were expecting to spend at least an hour touring this house. 20 minutes later we were walk...  read more »
  • An interesting place to visit. Self guided tour possible but tour guides are full of knowledge. Good for history buff. Also free coffee at the end.
  • Those owls are amazing. I work next to them every day and yet I still shout in joy whenever I see them
  • A fascinating place to visit to get an insight into Edinburgh's residential past. An easy place to miss though amongst all the other attractions on the Royal Mile.
  • I really, really enjoyed my visit to Gladstone's Land. I wasn't sure what to expect - although I'm a National Trust geek, I've not been to many smaller properties. This one is definitely a gem. You enter into a small ticket booth before plunging straight back into old Edinburgh - a fabric merchant's shop, complete with wares. Maps and drawings of Edinburgh at the time fill the corridors as you explore, and rooms are decorated in period, helping to give an impression of life in the city 400 years ago. The volunteer guides were wonderful, telling us titbits of information (we went during the week just outside of tourist season, when it was quieter and they had more time) and explaining how the Royal Mile has changed over the years. If you want a flavour of the city's history, I'd highly recommend it - particularly followed by a visit to the New Town property on Charlotte Square. It really puts the differences in the architecture into perspective, and despite having lived in the city a long time, I still learnt a lot.
  • Gladstone's Land is one of those places that it's so easy to overlook if you're walking the Royal Mile. But this is a bit unfair. It might be one of the oldest houses in town and it gives a very good insight into what life in 16th Century Edinburgh must have been like. the painted room on the first floor is stunning! Check out where the servants slept too.
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